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Balinese Gamelan (Gong Kebyar) Fundamentals

  • Gamelan Sekar Jaya 3023 Shattuck Ave Berkeley United States (map)

Learn to play the incredible music of Bali in this 5-week series of intensive one and a half hour classes with 2019 Dharma Kusuma Award-winning musician and composer I Wayan Suweca, co-founder of Gamelan Sekar Jaya and Fall 2019 Guest Music Director. This series focuses on the large and dynamic Gong Kebyar ensemble. Classes will cover instrumental technique, interlocking "kotekan" patterns, and background on the music's history and cultural context.

No prior musical experience required, but participants should be able to keep a steady beat and hum a tune. While we highly encourage registration for the entire series, the instructor will accommodate drop-in students as well.

$100 / 5 sessions, $25 drop-in
Saturdays, September 7-October 12 (no class 9/21)

Class Fee
Later Event: September 21
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